Awardees of this program are required to submit the following materials to the MLSC:
Progress Report will be submitted by all Awardees quarterly during the award period, with receipt of a Final Report no later than 30 days after the award period outlined in the Grant Agreement. These reports should describe progress made using the grant, as well as other metrics including, but not limited to number of students recruited, how recruited students heard about the program, number of graduates, demographic information, reasons for program exits, and placement / job status of graduates. A standard reporting form and/or platform will be provided to awardees upon execution of the Grant Agreement.
Post Project Report will be submitted by all Awardees one year after Final Report and should describe the progress of the Awardee towards project execution and the impact of the Award on such progress. This report should describe outcomes from using the grant, as well as other metrics including, but not limited to number of students recruited, how recruited students heard about the program, number of graduates, demographic information, reasons for program exits, and placement / job status of graduates. A standard reporting form and/or platform will be provided to awardees upon execution of the Grant Agreement.
The Grant Agreement will outline expectations and requirements for minimum cohort recruitment and graduates. A successful program would be one that results in at least 60% of the original stated cohort size graduating from the program. A completion/graduation rate of less than 40% will result in an investigation by the MLSC.
The MLSC is subject to the requirements concerning disclosure of public records under the Massachusetts Public Records Act, M.G.L. c. 66 (Public Records Act), which governs the retention, disposition and archiving of public records, such as written materials, financial statements, statistical tabulations and other documentary materials or data. As a result, applicants should be aware that any information submitted to the MLSC is subject to public disclosure as set forth in the Public Records Act.
There are, however, exceptions. “Public records” do not, for example, include documents containing trade secrets, such as commercial or financial information regarding the operation of any business conducted by a company or other institution or regarding the competitive position of a company or other institution in a particular field. In the event that an applicant wishes to submit certain documents to the MLSC and believes such a document or documents may be proprietary in nature, the applicant should identify such materials in its application as Confidential. The MLSC’s General Counsel is the sole authority within the MLSC for making determinations on the applicability and/or assertion of an exemption to the Public Records Act. All documents submitted by the applicant, whether designated as “Confidential Information” or not, are not returnable.
The Center intends to enter into an Agreement with the Awardees containing certain standard provisions. The Center reserves the right to amend the Agreement. Please be advised that this standard Agreement must be executed in substantially the form provided and the terms and conditions therein are non-negotiable.
The Center reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to waive minor irregularities in submittal requirements, to request modifications of the application, to accept or reject any or all applications received, and/or to cancel all or part of this solicitation at any time prior to awards.
Disclaimer: This solicitation does not commit the Center to award any funds, pay any costs incurred in preparing an application, or procure or contract for services or supplies. The Center reserves the right to accept or reject any or all applications received, negotiate with all qualified Applicants, cancel or modify the solicitation in part or in its entirety, or change the application guidelines, when it is in its best interests. An application does not constitute an award.
Changes/Amendments to Program
This solicitation has been distributed electronically using the Center’s website. It is the responsibility of Applicants to check the Center’s website for any addenda or modifications to the program to which they intend to apply. The Center, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and its subdivisions accept no liability and will provide no accommodation to Applicants who submit an application based on an out-of-date solicitation.